Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 16, 2013 @ 10:08:00 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said third-round pick QB Mike Glennon is expected to dominate the preseason snaps under center.

QB | Matt McGloin | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Oakland Raiders agreed to a deal Wednesday, May 15, with undrafted free-agent QB Matt McGloin (Penn State).

QB | Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he wants to build chemistry with all of the wide receivers because he will not be able to throw to WR Larry Fitzgerald all the time. "It's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with Larry, but it's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with every one of those guys because the ball can't always go to him," Palmer said. "I know that's not what he wants to hear, but that's the truth. There will be teams that key on him and there will be games where he doesn't have as many catches as other games. It's that much more important I have that rhythm and timing down with [WR Michael Floyd] and [WR Andre Roberts] and whoever that third and fourth guy is going to be."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets starting QB Mark Sanchez should have an edge on the starting quarterback job over QB Geno Smith after the news of QB David Garrard possibly retiring today, according to former head coach Herm Edwards. "This is now Mark Sanchez's job to lose," Edwards said.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that QB Tony Romo will have more involvement than any player since QB Troy Aikman. However, head coach Jason Garrett said it will be no more than any other veteran quarterback.

QB | Matt Scott | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Matt Scott is expected to have the edge over QB Jordan Rodgers (hernia) for the No. 3 quarterback job entering training camp because Rodgers will miss the remaining offseason workouts after undergoing sports hernia surgery.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he expects the competition between QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne will become more clear once the team puts pads on during training camp because the coaches can see how they perform during certain situations.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) said it feels like his left shoulder is back to normal and that he will definitely be cleared for training camp.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh said he has been very impressed with QB Jay Cutler this offseason. "Very impressed with Jay," Cavanaugh said. "Very impressed. He's borderline football brilliant. I think he gets it. I think he knows the game. I think he knows offensive schemes. I think he knows defenses." Cavanaugh said the coaches are open to listening to Cutler's ideas about the offense and that Cutler will have a say in the offense.


Running Back

RB | Jawan Jamison | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed seventh-round pick RB Jawan Jamison to a four-year deal.

RB | Montell Owens | Free Agent | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars released RB Montell Owens.

RB | Tim Hightower | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are interested in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins).

RB | Giovani Bernard | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to play a key role in the team's offense this year, and he said he's excited to share the backfield with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. "I think it's more so a complementary kind of thing," Bernard said. "I think we are both going to help each other out. I definitely had a chance to talk to him, and he's the leader of that pack, he's the leader of the guys. I'm going to be following his footsteps, so I'm going to do whatever I can to help him. He's going to help me."

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he believes in using multiple running backs that can do different things on offense. "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day." RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James likely will see playing time this season.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris wants to be more patient running the football in 2013, after feeling that he left a lot of yards on the field in 2012. "I left a lot of yards on the field last year," Morris said. Looking back on film, a lot of it was my aiming points in certain runs, or I was too tight and I couldn't get outside. Being more patient with my cutbacks I tended to cut back too soon. I was blessed, and I definitely don't take it for granted. Last year's behind me I'm beyond that."

RB | Vick Ballard | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to use their running backs more out of the backfield as receivers under new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton than they did in 2012 with Bruce Arians calling plays. RB Vick Ballard led all Colts rushers with just 17 catches a year ago.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard is expected to enter training camp as the team's No. 1 running back, but that doesn't mean RB Donald Brown will not also see playing time. Head coach Chuck Pagano sees Ballard as a player who gets stronger as the game wears on, while Brown is considered more of a home run hitter for the offense.

"Can Vick be an every-down guy? Yeah. Can Donnie be an every-down guy? Yeah. They are different types of runners and are more than capable on third down, knowing the protections and picking up blitzers and being effective once they get out to catch the football and doing those things out of the backfield," Pagano said. "Vick is a solid, solid guy; Donnie is a home run hitter," Pagano said. "If he gets the edge and hits a crease, he can take it the distance."


Wide Receiver

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be given an opportunity to earn a starting wide receiver spot across from WR Greg Jennings this year, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. WR Joe Webb will be insurance in case Patterson doesn't pan out.

WR | Mark Clayton | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (Rams) announced Wednesday, May 15, that he is retiring from the NFL after seven seasons. He played for the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams, posting 260 career receptions for 3,448 yards and 14 touchdowns.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he wants to build chemistry with all of the wide receivers because he will not be able to throw to WR Larry Fitzgerald all the time. "It's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with Larry, but it's of the utmost importance to be on the same page with every one of those guys because the ball can't always go to him," Palmer said. "I know that's not what he wants to hear, but that's the truth. There will be teams that key on him and there will be games where he doesn't have as many catches as other games. It's that much more important I have that rhythm and timing down with [WR Michael Floyd] and [WR Andre Roberts] and whoever that third and fourth guy is going to be."

WR | Marvin McNutt | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have claimed WR Marvin McNutt off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (back) said his strained back is getting better but that he is not sure when he will receive clearance to return to practice. Johnson has sat out the organized team activities this week because the injury but has been able to do things in the weight room.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe said he expects to lead the NFL in receptions and receiving touchdowns in 2013, and that RB Jamaal Charles will lead the league in rushing this season.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Mike Wallace | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said he does not think building chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill will not be too difficult and expects the chemistry to be fine once training camp begins. Wallace said he works with Tannehill after each practice.

WR | Ace Sanders | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said WR Ace Sanders (abdomen, hip) may not participate in offseason workouts until next month because he is dealing with abdomen and hip injuries.

WR | Tavon Austin | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wants to get the ball into the hands of WR Tavon Austin as much as possible, in any way that they can. "We're going to try to get the ball to him as often as we can, however we do that," Fisher said.


Place Kicker

PK | Randy Bullock | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans PK Randy Bullock (groin) said Wednesday, May 15, that he is fully recovered from a groin tear that cost him his rookie season. "I feel great. I've been cleared. (I'm) working out and doing everything normal. It feels good," Bullock said.

PK | Justin Tucker | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker said he believes he has a chance to make all of his field goals and extra points this season. "It's not unrealistic to say that I can have a perfect regular season kicking field goals and extra points," Tucker said. "It's just a matter of, no pun intended, putting in the leg work right now." Tucker made 90.9 percent of his field goal attempts in 2012, which ranked sixth in the NFL.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jermey Parnell | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys OT Jermey Parnell could be called upon to start at right tackle if the team is not able to work out a renegotiation with OT Doug Free during the offseason. Parnell split time with Free during the last month of the 2012 season.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones reiterated Wednesday, May 15, that the team wants to keep OT Doug Free, but the team would like to reduce his salary. He is due to make $7 million in 2013, and he struggled during the 2012 season. "I think we're on the same page with (Free and his agent), as far as timing," Jones said. "We're positive. Hopefully he's positive and we're trying to work through it all. I don't want to speculate. We're working on getting it worked out with Free."

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert arrived at organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 14, and he took his spot at starting left tackle as he had promised. "I never was sad, never disgruntled, just a little confused," Albert said. "Everything is clear now. It's in the past."

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have not shown interest in free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) this offseason.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder) said Wednesday, May 15, that it has yet to be determined whether or not he will participate in organized team activities (OTAs) after having offseason shoulder surgery. "I'm not sure yet," Bernadeau said. "I'm just going to see how I feel. We don't want to have any setbacks. I might play it safe."


Defensive Line

DL | Kyle Love | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots released DT Kyle Love Wednesday, May 15, two weeks after having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. "Naturally, we are disappointed that the Patriots decided to part ways with Kyle, especially in light of the fact that a number of elite, professional athletes - both Type 1, which is known to be far more difficult to manage than Type 2 diabetes - have had very successful careers in professional football, hockey, baseball, and basketball," the agent for Love said.

DL | Michael Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals DL Michael Johnson, the team's franchise player, isn't worried about contract years. He said Wednesday, May 15, that he is focused on getting ready for the season, and all of the contract stuff will take care of itself. After bulking up last season, this offseason he has worked on movement and flexibility. "I'm still doing the same stuff, but this year I'm working on more flexibility. Staying loose and being mobile for as many weeks as we play," Johnson said. He has worked with DL Robert Geathers doing some yoga, and took a yoga class at Georgia Tech while working toward his business administration degree this summer.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson (knee) has been able to participate in organized team activities after missing 11 games of the 2012 season because of a knee injury.

DL | Akeem Spence | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DT Akeem Spence to four-year, $2.65 million deal that includes $485,000 bonus Wednesday, May 15.

DL | Jason Babin | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said DE Jason Babin (knee) and DT Roy Miller (knee) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 14, because of knee injuries.


Linebacker

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller's role will not change after the loss of DE Elvis Dumervil.

LB | Rolando McClain | Retired | Transaction
Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain decided to retire to was solely his decision, and he wants to focus on getting himself together before continuing his career, a source said. The Ravens have offered to be a resource for McClain.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Wednesday, May 15, that it was "less likely than more likely" that the team would try to re-sign free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears), citing that the team has made investment in other players.

LB | Melvin Ingram | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (knee) is tentatively expected to undergo reconstruction surgery of his left anterior cruciate ligament next week, a source said. The renowned Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation. Ingram is expected to miss the 2013 season, before returning to the field in 2014 at or near full strength. LB Larry English is the current in-house leader to start in Ingram's place, although the club is looking into free agent possibilities, including free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts).

LB | James Harrison | Cincinnati Bengals | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Cincinnati Bengals needed an upgraded at SAM linebacker following the departure of LB Manny Lawson (Bills), and that is exactly where the team envisions LB James Harrison lining up. "We all feel good about how he rushes the passer, obviously," linebackers coach Paul Guenther said Wednesday, May 15. "He's done the same coverage stuff that he did in Pittsburgh that he'll do here. Just a little different in terminology and sight lines."

LB | Sean Spence | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said LB Sean Spence (knee) is making slow progress in his rehab from a major knee injury. Colbert said the team hopes he will fully recover at some point.

LB | Darryl Sharpton | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said LB Darryl Sharpton (hip) still has not been cleared to participate in offseason workouts because he still recovering from the hip injury that landed him on Injured Reserve last season.

LB | Daryl Washington | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington spoke about his tumultuous offseason and upcoming suspension, but he did not have much to say. "I really can't talk about that right now," Washington said. "I'm pretty much limited in what I got to say, but I'm going to let my attorney do his job and we'll go from there."

"All I can do is come out here and work as hard as I can and let everything else play out," Washington added. "I don't like to bring a lot of attention to the team. I wish I could've just been more aware of a lot of situations obviously on both ends of the stick with the league and myself. All I want to do is move forward from here and just try to help my team and bring positive attention to the team."

LB | Karlos Dansby | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has been suspended by the NFL for four games and potentially faces another suspension for an offseason arrest. Washington came into organized team activities as a second-string linebacker behind ILB Karlos Dansby, who is likely to replace Washington for the duration of his suspension.


Cornerback

CB | Darius Slay | Detroit Lions | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay (knee) is expected to compete with CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) for the starting job opposite CB Chris Houston. Slay missed the rookie camp last weekend after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. However, Slay is expected to be ready for training camp.

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers) left the facility of the Denver Broncos Wednesday, May 15, without a contract. However, that does not mean the two sides are not negotiating, and the team is still believed to be the frontrunner to sign him.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) won't participate in team drills on the field until the opening of training camp in late July, as he recovers from knee surgery. He is doing individual drills with the defensive backs that have pleased his coaches. "It's the best he's moved since he's been here," secondary coach Mark Carrier said. "It's amazing what you can do when you don't have any pain."

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (neck) has felt so good this offseason that he has been squatting in the weight room, something he hasn't done since suffering a herniated disk in his neck five years ago. "I feel unbelievable," Jones said. "I'm running faster, I'm working hard and I know the defense like the back of my hand, so I don't have to think while I'm out there. It's just all reaction. I'm out catching punts every day. I feel good, man."

CB | De'Quan Menzie | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have claimed CB De'Quan Menzie off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis (knee) will not take part in organized team activities with his new team next week. Revis will instead continue to work with Tampa Bay rehab personnel as he tries to get his knee back to full strength.


Strong Safety

SS | Shamarko Thomas | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed fourth-round pick SS Shamarko Thomas to a four-year deal.


Free Safety

FS | Tashaun Gipson | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson will remain the starting free safety.

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